Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My First Evening in New York.

Hello There My Little Minxes,

I have a lot of catching up to do with some blogs, but in the meantime, I have some pictures from my trip. I will write about it in installments. The trip was very short, but I saw a lot just for the full day I was there and I felt a lot of emotions.

This trip was so last minute, and the flight was so cheap. I was just happy to be in New York. I needed a vacation badly. I just needed to get away and take a breather. I hadn't been on a plane in three years.

Anywho, here are some pictures..............

As you can probably guess, those were pics from the plane as we were landing. I was in awe that I got such a good view like that. I did want to mention that I briefly saw the Statue of Liberty. I tried to take a picture, but she disappeared so fast. She was so beautiful. There is nothing like getting a view of her from a plane. I probably didn't get a pic in because I was too busy looking at her it didn't dawn on me to capture it, thus missing my chance.

I was real lucky to not only get a view of New York City like that with little clouds, but also be seated in the window seat like that. I tried to be gracious and let my neighbor get a few peeks in. I didn't want to be such a window hog.

After we landed, I met up with Henry in the Baggage Claim. Lucky for me I didn't have any baggage. I only took a small backpack so we could zip on out of there.

He lives in Little Italy in the Bronx. It is really a melting pot of cultures, the latest group to settle being Albanians.

We went upstairs in his apartment and I met his mother. Very nice lady, and she made me a nice dinner with hot chocolate with milk after. Her food reminded me of the cooking I had from my Spanish roommate's mother in Barcelona. We spoke in Spanish, and it was nice to finally meet her. We had a beef dish with vegetables and beans and sausage over rice.

After dinner, I didn't just want to fall asleep so Henry took me to the Empire State Building. We really lucked out because we found parking pretty much in front of the Empire State Building. A street or two away. It was cold up there and was actually snowing, but turned into rain as it fell onto the street. It was a really nice view, and you could hear the sirens on the street.

After the Empire State Building we went to Times Square.

Times Square, bitches !!!!

They took out one of the streets, patched it up and made it into an area for pedestrians. Sucks for the cab drivers, but great for someone like me who doesn't want to be crowded in Times Square !

And last but not least..............

This is Ground Zero and I caught a glimpse while driving by.

I was told that it is under construction to build new towers called the Freedom Towers. I don't know how I really feel about that, building another building over such a huge memorial site.

So that was my first evening there, since I arrived in New York at 5pm that day.

I will write more later.


Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Those pictures are great! I LOVE New York. I really do.

Kristen said...

I've only been to NY once {with a two year old}. I can't wait to go back someday and do grown up stuff!

PorkStar said...

Nice pics yes, and i've never had a window view like that from NY while flying to or from...

I was at the movies when you came by Times Square.. : (

*Kristen, yes come to NY we do grown up stuff hehe

Random Esquire said...

Man, NYC is a great city, isn't it? I try to make it there 2-3 times a year. What a great view you had flying in. Sounds like you had such a good time.


Scarlet said...

I will live vicariously through you since it's been too many years since I've visited my family in New Jersey and crossed the tunnel to NYC. The pictures are great and I would LOVE to catch a view of the Statue of Liberty from a plane. Sounds awesome, and I can't wait to hear more about your trip!

Charmaine said...

You're looking beautiful Senorita.

I love New York. It's where I went to college.

Yawn. I think there were dinasours then.

Angela said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful! I can't wait for the next installment and more pictures. You should seriously consider either writing a column in a paper, or witty little books....

f1trey said...

what beautiful pictures!!!!!

Mike said...

You have an award on my site.